87
hostaguy profile image

frank nyikos (hostaguy)

Joined 2 years ago from 8374 E State Rd 45 Unionville IN 47468

53

51

98

My real name is frank nyikos.  Both sides of my family are Hungarian, thus the weird looking last name.  It comes from a large river that runs through the country.

My post will concentrate on my extensive gardening experience.  I have been gardening since childhood on a small family farm.  I learned most of my skills from my mom and paternal grandmother.  My maternal grandfather was skilled as well.  He passed away before I was able to learn from him though I do have scions of some of his favorite the Rose of Sharon.

My other passion is teaching.  I have been teaching at a community college the past 10 years or more.  Prior to that I was a private tutor of math.  Math will show up in my blog.

Because I grew up with a 100% Hungarian heritage you will see some recipes from my childhood. I will post favorite recipes whether they are Hungarian or simply favorites.

I have a self published book on hybridizing called Hybridizing ABC's.  I have approximately 50 registered hosta and daylilies to date.  Included in the 50 is a single hybrid daffodil I hybridized.  

I was a regular contributor to a Canadian gardening magazine called The Indoor Gardener.  It is now out of print.  This was a bi monthly magazine exploring all the latest news and views about growing plants indoors especially through hydroponic means.

I also write for http://decodedplants.com where you can also see other garden related articles posted.

 

 

No Featured content yet.

Welcome hostaguy to HubPages

Looks like hostaguy doesn't have any Featured Hubs on HubPages to share yet. Now's your chance to inspire, encourage, and welcome hostaguy to the amazing HubPages community. Follow hostaguy to show your support and get updates on new content hostaguy publishes.

working